To many extents, I am a digital nomad. For a larger part of the last 10 years, I have spent more than 200 nights per year from home. And although most of my nights are spent in Amsterdam (and to a lesser extent Prague, London and Paris). Recently, I have come to appreciate time away from my office at my clients to be able to have full, productive days. I did so recently when I spent several days in London and even more
Table of Contents
- Digital nomad?
- Step 1: settle on the idea for my digital nomad trip
- Step 2: validate
- Step 3: settle on a date.
- Step 4: lock-in the trip.
- Step 5: create a rough day planning for my digital nomad trip.
- Step 6: creating a packing list for my digital nomad trip.
- Budget for my digital nomad trip
As early as in 2008 (!) I registered the domain newnomading.com, preparing for a new life, working remotely from different parts of the world. Although I did end up traveling the world (and a lot), it didn’t turn out in the romantic way I had envisioned and/or many digital nomads do now.
Step 1: settle on the idea for my digital nomad trip
So, the objective of this trip would be to see a) if working remotely works as well for me as I would think b) if this is indeed a valid replacement for my normal work weeks in terms of productivity c) how to actually find proper destinations and then finally d) if it would make sense to do more/longer of these trips throughout the year.
Several resources I used:
- Nomadlist – an overview of best digital nomad cities, ranked on different variables.
Step 2: validate
Some requirements I set up for the destination:
- Not overly expensive
- With access to a resort-style swimming pool or beach (hey, important to unwind during the week)
- A country/city I had not been before
Possible digital nomad destinations
- Dubai, Abu Dhabi
- Tel Aviv
Step 3: settle on a date.[to be added later, probably somewhere 2019/2020]
Step 4: lock-in the trip.[to be added later, probably somewhere 2019/2020]
Step 5: create a rough day planning for my digital nomad trip.[to be refined later]
Especially since my experience at the Iceland Laugavegur trail and it’s fast-changing weather, I promised myself to make a back-up planning 🙂
Step 6: creating a packing list
for my digital nomad trip.
To be added later, but probably similar to my Laugavegur packing list.
Budget for my digital nomad trip[to be added later, probably somewhere 2019/2020]
Total cost estimate –